‘What does Donaldson look like in KS2?’

Course date: 6th Feb 2024

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In his ‘Successful Futures’ Report the ethos, principles and pedagogy of the current Foundation Phase was identified as a significant strength of current educational practice in Wales. It was recommended that schools build on successful ‘Foundation’ practice, philosophy and pedagogy into the middle and later years of primary education and beyond. How this works in practice needs to be carefully managed to ensure that transition issues are removed and progression is ensured.

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Target Group: SMT, Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 Teachers
Course Sessions: Session 1 - Introduction This session gives a brief outline of the day’s training and includes a simplified version of Successful Futures (Donaldson Simplified) which will help schools to familiarise themselves with, plan and deliver the new curriculum effectively. Session 2 - What exactly are we supposed to be Building on?
  • What does a successful Foundation Phase look like? 
  • What are the key words of successful practice and excellence? 
  • How do we take some of these elements of the Foundation Phase into Years 3 and 4? 
This session includes many ideas/examples of how the strengths of a successful Foundation Phase can be incorporated into KS2 to allow for consistency whilst still maintaining progression. Session 3 - The KS2 Classroom
  • What will they look like in practice?
  • What refinements need to be made? 
  • What curriculum ‘areas’ do we need to put into these classrooms? 
  • How do we promote independent learning here? 
  • How do we take the aspects of a successful Foundation Phase into these classrooms and yet ensure progression? 
This session includes practical ideas/examples of age appropriate tasks/challenges linked to everyday KS2 topics. Includes ideas for routines that allow them to be completed independently. 

course attendee quote What people say about the Donaldson in KS2 course...

"Thank you so much Cath. A really informative course, really inspiring. I can't wait to implement into our school." "Thank you Cath. Such a vital course for KS2 practitioners to consider provision and organisation and realise the need for small changes to make a great impact on pupils as well as teacher wellbeing and workload. Lots to think about but very excited for the journey ahead." "An outstanding course which will have a significant impact on the wellbeing of teachers and the wellbeing of children. A real insight into a new KS2, and enjoyment in learning." Course attendees 11/11/2021

Course Presenter: Cath Delve

FOUNDATION PHASE/ OUTDOOR LEARNING/ WHOLE SCHOOL ISSUES - Cath provides help, support and guidance to schools and local authorities all over Wales. She is a published author and has 26 years teaching experience in three different schools. She was a deputy headteacher of two and an acting head of one. She is passionate about the wellbeing of children and outdoor learning and presents a wide range of training courses across different areas of the curriculum. Some of her initiatives-such as Messy Monday, Freaky Friday, Igloo and Missions-have been implemented and used by schools all over Wales and even been introduced in England. Alongside her book, she has produced a wide range of resources to support teachers and schools. As well as being a member of the Collective Learning team she is also an independent education consultant, working alongside schools in a variety of ways all over Wales to help them to move forward in every way. Search for Courses

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

ADDRESS: Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU
  START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
The Future Inn, Cardiff Bay https://www.futureinns.co.uk/cardiff/